LaShonda Katrice Barnett is the editor of three published or forthcoming interview books on creative process with women musicians: I Got Thunder (DaCapo), Off the Record (Rowman & Littlefield), and Drop the Mic (Wesleyan Univ. Press). Her award-winning short fiction appears in a story collection (Callaloo, 1999) and numerous anthologies and literary journals. Her debut novel, Jam! On The Vine, is forthcoming from Grove/Atlantic. She lives in Manhattan.